11/1/12

Sometimes when you look your very worst, someone special will see only your very best. (aka Prince Charming charms the nurses.)



I don’t remember coming out of surgery, talking to the doctor or being wheeled to my room on the third floor of the hospital.  I can only pray that I didn’t reveal any deep, dark secrets or humiliate myself.


I do recall coming around in my room and seeing my sister, my best friend and Mr. Darcy standing around my bed.  They were talking and laughing like old friends, and it was comforting to awake in such a warm and loving climate.

I saw the relief in their eyes, and knew that everything had probably gone off without a hitch. The happy juice flowing in my IV probably had nothing to do with my optimistic attitude.


I spent the next few days in a drug induced fog while my body tried to mess with me by lowering my blood pressure.  (THAT is no fun people, and I do not recommend it.)  I DO remember that my sister, best friend and other my fabulous co-workers visited me often- lifting my spirits and keeping me in a happy, happy place.

I also remember that throughout those drug-induced busy days, Mr. Darcy was always close; either a text, phone call or a glance away.  I don’t know how the angels go about their business, but his presence and devotion brought an amount of peace and comfort to me that I can’t really put into words. 

It was very early of the morning on my third day of my stay that my favorite day nurse came into my room to take my vitals.  Her name was Kim, and she was an angel who kept me smiling and comfortable throughout my stay. 

“Your boyfriend is quite a guy, isn’t he?”  she said as she took my blood pressure.

“Without a doubt!” I replied with a grin.  She thanked me again for the chocolates AND the cheese tray that he had brought for the nurses the previous two days. 


“He just amazes me every day,” I sad,  “and I can’t believe how lucky I am!”

She smiled and said, “You know, the night nurses told me something else.  At night when everyone’s gone, he sits at your bedside, holds your hand and watches you sleep.  Did you know that?”


 I looked at her and felt the tears pool in the corners of my eyes. 


I nodded. 



Somehow, deep in my heart, I knew that.




32 comments:

Dawn said...

What a terrifically awesome guy! We love you too Mr. Darcy!

Japolina said...

wow...he sounds like a keeper.

ChiTown Girl said...

Are you freakin' serious!?!?!

Ok, now I'm started to think Mr. Darcy is your George Glass....

Brian Miller said...

smiles....liking this guy more and more....

One crazed mommy said...

You are one lucky lady - definitely a keeper! :) That is super sweet!

Anna See said...

wow! that is loverly!

Roshni AaMom said...

You so deserve this happiness! :)

Sheila said...

Of course he does.
You are very blessed and you deserve every bit of the goodness coming your way.
Take care, my friend.

So. Cal. Gal said...

I LOVE men like that! I had one when I went through major surgery in 2000. We'd met a month earlier and I told him that he could see other women. Instead, he was by my bedside every night and he even brought his laptop so I could check my e-mail. To this day, that's the most romantic thing a man has ever done for me. : )

SkylersDad said...

You deserve Mr Darcy.

But maybe he was holding your hand with a pen in it trying to get you to sign a life insurance policy!!

No, no, it's OK. (breathes deep a bit)

I have to stop watching so many bad movies...

absees123s said...

WOW! You deserve this hon! Just hoping my Mr. Darcy will come along soon!

Lovy Jones said...

I just got a warm feeling in my chest:)

Expat mum said...

Oh wow. I have something in my eye it would appear!

That gentleman's lady said...

boyfriend!!!

i've been away a bit and oh lordy I have some catching up to do

xxx

Maggie said...

Oh Vodka, you are making rethink my single for life mantra!! There ARE good men out there, you are proof!!! Love this, love you!

notme said...

ok...now i've got a lump in my throat.

i am SO happy for you, girl!

leggs said...

Holy crap, Vodka!! You've given me hope!!! This Mr. Darcy is a keeper. I may just try Match.com one more time. I'm not meeting anyone teaching preschoolers:) You deserve every bit of this, lady!!!

Gigi said...

Mr. Darcy has received the Gigi Seal of Approval....and a hug to go along with it!

Anonymous said...

I think I love him! You deserve him VM!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a lovely place to be in - very happy for you:)

Deirdre

Scope said...

Good things happen to good people.

Masala Chica said...

Glad you have a Mr. Darcy. Once upon a time does happen for some people

xoxo,
kiran

Dawn said...

SOOO very happy for you VM!!
You were DEF due!

Kristen said...

I just had tears spring to my eyes! So sweet! Glad you have someone with you at this time.

Anonymous said...

Now, if only a certain ex-husband would get off his a$$ and get a job, things would be just about perfect...

Kathy at kissing the frog said...

Okay, that just totally gave me goosebumps - good ones!! Glad you're doing well and have a wonderful support system.

Cora said...

When I came out of my drug-induced fog in the ICU, I honestly thought I was in IKEA. No idea why. Something about the ceiling tiles reminded me of a door I had seen in IKEA and I was *SURE* I was standing in IKEA just doing some shopping rather than strapped down to a hospital bed. I could hear my family's voices around me and I wondered why I couldn't see them and why I couldn't stop looking at "the door".

I have never lived that down.

As for Mr Darcy, I am soooooooooooo happy for you!!!! Dammit, you deserve someone wonderful!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Damn! So cute!!! Are you sure he doesn't have a single brother?

Alissa said...

I am so happy you are feeling better. I just wanted to let you know that your blog helped me today- I was just laid off from my job (as of 5 hours ago). I sat there thinking about what next and I remembered reading your blog about your transition to your new school and how uncertain you were regarding it all and how beautiful it ended up turning out. It just made me remember that this kind of thing (transition upheavals) happen to loads of people and it really is an opportunity- not a dead end. I already had around 3 job leads since letting people know- but I am going to embrace the uncertainty.

Please keep writing!!

Alissa

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hopefuly he isn't too good to be true..go slowly..but enjoy yourself! :)

Vodka Mom said...

Alissa- Embrace the left turns in life. They will take you places you never dreamed, and will remind you that sometimes the angels know where you need to be.



xxx

Mexmom said...

OMG, I just teared up a little and I'm at the office, you are so luck to have him in your life.
You really deserve it.